Friday, July 26, 2019

A Post From The Edge

I'm still here! Trying to knock off that dust and get back to normal.

Our life is quite topsy-turvy right now. We've ping-ponged our way from Texas -- to Illinois -- to the area around Memphis, back to Illinois and now headed back down to the Memphis area this weekend! 

Wild Bill has an appointment with a doctor specializing in his type of cancer, and we are very hopeful the new clinic will be able to bring about a miracle...or maybe just better treatment...we'll take either.

Monday afternoon is his first appointment, so I'll be back next week to let you know how it goes. You've all been so wonderful with your prayers and hopes for us! We appreciate you all so much. 

There's a special angel, the blogger you know as NanaDiana, who has been my port in the storm so to speak. She's been a rock when I needed a breather, she's been a counselor when I faltered, but most of all she's been my "sister-friend" who has gone before me in this journey of hope for our husband's. Diana always has a kind word and experience to share. Thank you so much Diana!

Some people wonder why this dumb bear picture means so much to me. I gave away a lot of things that were dear to me, but not this old picture!

The bear is a reminder of an old saying: 

Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.

You might think me crazy to give away so much, but keep the dumb bear picture -- Well, remembering there's always a chance of succeeding gives me strength, even when it feels like the bear has us by the throat some days.

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Rivercrest Cottage sold on... 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019. 

We closed that chapter of our lives and wish the new cottage owners well. It was a solid built home and gave us many years of protection from the winter storms and hot Texas sun.

We gave away or sold most of our furniture and stored our favorite possessions in a couple of storage units in town while we explore treatment options with a "team" approach (in other states) for Wild Bill. 

"The Bear" Picture Is In Storage Waiting For Us

The "Rolling Coffee Table" I made was given to a friend.

Bill's Recliner Sold In 15 Mins On FB Marketplace

The prayers and advice we've received from so many of you have helped guide and sustain us while we traveled through the uncharted territory of change and transition. 

We've finally come out the other side ready to begin anew once we decide where we will end up!

Thank you for traveling along with us. Many of your comments helped me through some sad times, and I can't tell you how much your e-friendships have meant to me.

Was Going To Keep These Guys, But At Last Minute Sold

A Friend Is Storing Our Paintings

My Great-Grandmother's Childhood Dresser/Mirror Are Stored

Goodbye 3-year-old hydrangeas...

Goodbye fig tree grown from a hand-me-down cutting...

Goodbye flagstone patio...

The Patio Set Stayed With The House

Goodbye to the curvy walkway that replaced the ugly original block one...

Goodbye kitchen...

The Chalkboard And Stools Stayed With The House

Goodbye to Rivercrest Cottage! 

And goodbye to all the friends we've made in the 8 years we've shared this town with you. 

Thanks for dropping by!